Have you made any eco friendly switches around your home lately?
Being more eco conscious doesn’t have to be difficult! One simple switch to reduce household plastic waste is using laundry detergent sheets instead of powder or liquid detergent.
Recently, I tried out Earth Breeze Laundry Detergent Eco Sheets and just had to share a review of my experience.
Article updated as of January 2022: Keep reading for a full review of Earth Breeze. I’ve also included information regarding my new favorite laundry detergent sheets, Lazy Coconuts, at the end of the article.
Pros & Cons of Earth Breeze
After using Earth Breeze for about a month, I’ve found 5 great reasons to give these laundry sheets a try and 2 possible concerns to consider.
- Super easy to use
- No mess
- Plastic free packaging
- Great scent
- Average safety rating for ingredients
- Expensive single purchase without a subscription
Pro #1: Super Easy To Use
The directions on the back of the package are super simple.
With a top load washer, you place your laundry sheet inside the washer. With a front load washer, you place the laundry sheet in the detergent dispenser.
- Half sheet = regular load
- Full sheet = full load
- 2 sheets = heavily soiled load
Earth Breeze works on both hot and cold cycles and on all washing machines including HE. I love a detergent that is flexible on cycle usage.
Pro #2: No Mess
With laundry detergent sheets there is no mess involved. No powder or liquid detergent to accidently spill and no huge plastic bottle to try to rinse out before recycling.
Also, am I the only person who turns plastic laundry detergent bottles upside down, trying to get the last drops out? None of that here!
Pro #3: Plastic Free Packaging
Since these laundry sheets come in a compostable cardboard envelope, Earth Breeze packaging is completely plastic free. A big plus in my book!
Because the packaging is so compact, these laundry detergents are great for storage. Earth Breeze would be the perfect option if you needed a travel friendly detergent.
Pro #4: Effective
Typically, I use either powder or liquid natural detergents, so this was the first laundry detergent sheet I’ve tried.
After using almost the whole package, I’ve found that Earth Breeze works really well at getting our clothes clean and smelling fresh.
Now, for bad stains, I do use a conventional stain stick remover occasionally, since I have not found a good natural one yet. If you have a great natural laundry stain remover you use, I’d love to hear in the comments!
Pro #5: Great Scent
The Fresh Scent version I tried has a classic fresh laundry scent. Very minty!
Earth Breeze also makes an Unscented version, if you are sensitive to scented detergent.
Overall, Earth Breeze has a lot of great pros going for it, but there are a couple cons to consider as well.
Con #1: Average Safety Rating For Ingredients
My go to source for checking the ingredient safety ratings of products is the non-profit organization, Environmental Working Group (EWG). For cleaning supplies, EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning is a very helpful resource.
Currently, Earth Breeze does not have a rating on the EWG website.
Now, if there is no rating for a product, you can check each ingredient’s safety rating individually. This is a bit of a process, but I’ve done the research for you here.
Update January 2022: Earth Breeze has been reviewed by EWG and has a C safety rating.
Earth Breeze Ingredients
According to Earth Breeze FAQ Page, these are the ingredients in their laundry detergent sheets:
Glycerol, Primary Alcohol Ethoxylate, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate, Sodium Acetate Trihydrate, Polyvinyl alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol, Fragrance, Deionized Water, and Starch (Corn).
Some ingredients go by a slightly different name on the EWG database. I used Wikipedia to find these chemical compound synonyms.
|Earth Breeze Ingredient||EWG Safety Rating|
|Glycerol (Glycerin on EWG)||A|
|Primary Alcohol Ethoxylate (Alcohol Ethoxylates on EWG)||C|
|Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate on EWG)||C|
|Sodium Acetate Trihydrate (Sodium Acetate on EWG)||B|
Reviewing the ingredient list, I would estimate that Earth Breeze would have a B or C safety rating.
While Earth Breeze is not the most natural laundry detergent available, it is a more natural choice than conventional laundry detergents. For comparison, Tide laundry detergents rank from D – F on EWG’s cleaning database.
Update January 2022: I’ve found a new favorite for laundry detergent sheets that has an A safety rating from EWG, Lazy Coconuts. It still has all the pros of Earth Breeze with cleaner ingredients!
Con #2: Expensive Single Purchase Without A Subscription
Through the Earth Breeze website, the price is $20 for a single purchase or $12 for a monthly subscription. Since each pack has enough sheets for 60 loads, it works out to be $0.33 per load for a single purchase or $0.20 per load for as subscription
Personally, I prefer to try products before signing up for a subscription, so a smaller sample pack option would have been nice. Since that wasn’t an option, I paid $20 for the single order, which is a little pricey. The $12 subscription is much more reasonable, but I didn’t want to commit without trying it out first.
Another option is to order through Amazon, which is typically in between the $12 – $20 range for a package. Check here for the current Amazon prices:
All things considered, I would use Earth Breeze again. Although the average safety rating of ingredients is a bit of a compromise for me, overall the pros outweigh the cons. With a monthly subscription, the price is very reasonable and I loved how easy and effective it is to use. Plus, it feels great to reduce our plastic waste.
Looking for more eco-friendly products? Check out my Grove Collaborative Review.
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Happy Laundry Day!
Have you used laundry detergent sheets before? Try out Earth Breeze and let me know what you think!